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Name: Ameland Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ameland, , Netherlands

Location: Friesland province, northern coast of Netherlands.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Municipality of Ameland

The lantern of this lighthouse was replaced in 1988. The original lantern is on display at the Reddingsmuseum in Hollum. The active second-order lens was used 1908-1912 at the Goedereede Lighthouse and 1912-1940 at the Westhoofd Lighthouse. It was removed in 1940 and protected at the Hague during World War II, and it was installed in the Ameland Lighthouse in 1952.

Tower Height: 181

Height of Focal Plane: 190

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with red and white horizontal stripes.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1881

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Optics: Second-order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

For information on the visiting hours for the lighthouse, phone 0519-554703.

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